Project Management Institute

Organizational Design in Public Administration

Categorization of Project Management Offices

The article aims to renew the classification system of PMOs within the context of organizational design and proposes an empirical categorization of PMOs based on types of projects: engineering and construction, information systems/information technology, business processes, and new product development. The research adopted a quantitative approach with a survey of 114 entities belonging to 42 departments and agencies within a single public administration. The findings show that this categorization system of PMOs has the potential to support the organizational design of PMOs in organizational context, structural characteristics, functions, and performance. This article contributes to the relevance of organizational design within the project management field.
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